12-year-old robbed in Dronfield

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A 12-YEAR-OLD boy was threatened and robbed in Dronfield.

The attack took place at around 3.40pm on Thursday, January 12.

The boy and a friend were walking home from school along Gosforth Drive.

He was using his mobile phone when two teenagers on bikes approached and demanded he hand it over.

The victim said no and put his phone in his blazer pocket.

One of the teenagers then put the boy in a headlock and said he had a knife.

The attacker then reached into the victim’s blazer pocket and took a Blackberry Curve phone. No knife was seen.

The offenders then rode off through the underpass on Gosforth Lane in the direction of the Civic Centre.

Both are described as white, roughly 18-years-old, around 6ft tall and of muscular build.

The man who grabbed the victim was riding a red mountain bike. He had a pockmarked face and was wearing a grey baseball cap, grey hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

The second offender was riding a black ‘Felt’ front suspension mountain bike and was wearing a black baseball cap, black tracksuit top and baggy jogging bottoms.

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.